Welcome to Ask Amber, our weekly Q&A installment with Amber, one of our most popular Rover sitters in Seattle. Every week, Amber will answer one of your questions about anything relating to dog sitting, dog care, the life of a Rover sitter, etc.
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Q: How did you pick your price per night?
A: When I first started dog sitting, I set my price $2 lower than the other sitters in my area—I wanted to get some business going, and it also helped me get my first few reviews to establish myself on Rover. Once I began receiving more bookings—and more reviews—I started to gradually increase my price. I stayed with $2 increments every few months and worked my way up to $35 per night from my starting price of $21.
In my experience, it’s important to consider the prices in your area while settling on your price per night. Keep in mind, you don’t want to set your price so low that you appear ‘too good to be true,’ but you also don’t want to set it so high that you discourage people because your price is significantly higher than the other sitters in your area.
Tip: If you’ve raised your price per night, offer your original price to repeat clients. They really appreciate the gesture and are likely to tell their friends about you.